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Do I need passport/vaccination certificate/chip to enter the country with a pet?
If you have fled with a pet and need help, contact the 'Hulp voor Dieren uit Oekraïne' hotline: 088-811 3333. (Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00 hrs.) or by sending an email: email@example.com . Or look at the website Hulp voor dieren uit Oekraïne .
Pets can get the necessary vaccinations and medical help. But also practical matters such as a litter box and pet food. If it is not possible for you to take your pet with you to the shelter location, temporary shelter can be arranged for your pet.
The contact point is an initiative of Dutch and international animal aid organisations for refugees from Ukraine who need help for their pets.
How can I get vaccination for my pet on the go?
Pets can get the necessary vaccinations and medical help at shelters. For more information, go to the website of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority .
How can I get medication for my pet?
If an animal is in need of urgent medical help, call the animal ambulance at 114. You can also get medication at shelters .
Contact Hulp voor dieren uit Oekraine by calling tel. 088 - 811 33 33 (Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00 hrs.) or by sending an email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Or look at the website Hulp voor dieren uit Oekraïne .
If you need help with animal care and basic services, please contact the check-in desk at Amsterdam Central Station, Stationsplein 51-71. Opening hours: from 08:00 to 23:00, seven days a week. The registration office will arrange accommodation for you in a municipal center in Amsterdam or elsewhere in the Netherlands. You can also live with a host family. More detailed information about host families can be found at refugeehelp.nl
How can I travel with my pet on a plane?
There are several airlines that allow flight with a pet onboard. It is up to each airplane to establish their regulations and additional tariffs will be generally perceived. Therefore we advise you to get in contact with the specific airline.
The general rule is that pets (together with their crate) which remain below a certain weight may be carried in the cabin, whereas pets exceeding such threshold weight must be carried in the cargo area.
What's required to keep the pet in a given country?
Due to the emergency situation in Ukraine, the EU has decided to take a flexible approach to the import requirements for pets. These relaxed requirements only apply to pets who have fled Ukraine or Russia with their original owner and are travelling to Europe.
After arriving in the Netherlands, go to a veterinarian as soon as possible. The veterinarian will chip your pet, create a European pet passport and vaccinate your pet against rabies if this has not already been done. The veterinarian will additionally perform a blood test (titre check) 30 days later to determine whether the vaccination against rabies is effective, so you should also make a follow-up appointment with the veterinarian 30 days after your pet has been vaccinated.
Make sure that the pet is kept in home quarantine until you receive a positive blood test result. It is also recommended to limit your pet’s contact with other people and animals for three months after the positive blood test result.